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Important Note on BWAM events

These events are solely for Members and Associates of Bournemouth & Wessex Advanced Motorcyclists. If you want to become a member then take a look at what we do and find out about BWAM and the IAM advanced motorcycle test.

All BWAM Group organised rides are conducted according to the IAM's guidelines for Group Organised Rides:

  • There will always be an Observer participating in (if not leading) the ride.
  • All Associates must have been cleared for group riding.
  • Participants in group organised rides are responsible for their own safety and compliance with the law, and should at all times ride within their own capabilities.

Any ride that doesn't meet these requirements is deemed not to be a group organised ride, and will not be associated with BWAM or the IAM.

Club Nights
club night ride
19/08/2019   tbc
Forest Inn

Club night ride, starts and ends at Forest Inn



Social rides
Second Sunday Social Ride
08/09/2019   09.30
FOREST INN (BH22 9PH)

Details TBC.

email: associates@bwam.org.uk


Club Nights
Club Night
16/09/2019   tbc
Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley Park Road, Wimborne, BH21 3DA

September club night



Events
MONTHLY BREAKFAST RIDE OUT
29/09/2019   08:00
FOREST INN - BH229PH

Jez Graves has kindly agreed to lead the BWAM May Breakfast Ride Out and says;-

The format is an 8.30 leave, no more than a couple of hours riding, breakfast and then a reasonably direct route back home. We aim to be done by 1pm at the latest so that we can still get all of the exciting DIY done and we don't use all our brownie points up before the week's even started.
Next Sunday we will be heading to west Dorset somewhere, leaving Forest Inn at 8.30.
Briefing will be at 8.15 - if you could let me know your intention to attend a week before,  I can give the cafe a rough idea of numbers.

Please reply to bwambreakfastrun@gmail.com
 
Thanks,
Jez

email: bwambreakfastrun@gmail.com


Events
BOB FOSTER WEEKEND RIDES
05/10/2019   

 

Each year BWAM supports this annual event and organisers
Yvonne Moors and Pete Seymour say;


"Like Christmas, the arrival of this event each year reminds us of just how fast time is passing, eh? We need to get into your diaries, and can do no better than to repeat last year's posting describing the event and just why we need as much support as you can give us.

For those new to BWAM this weekend is an annual club commitment to provide route markers for an old bike run.

The event itself is organised by the Dorset branch of the Velocette Owners Club in honour of Bob Foster, a local hero of years gone by who rose to become World Champion on these bikes. Around 100 old bikes and their owners gather on the Sunday morning for a day's riding through the attractive parts of Dorset and finishing with tea and cakes at the Warmwell venue. For our part, we gather on the Saturday afternoon at the Shell Garage in Bere Regis and ride the route of about 85 miles putting up markers. On the Sunday morning we ride out ahead of the pack dropping off route markers at selected points and make sure the ride goes the right way when they come around. Once the back marker appears the signs are removed and we follow around the route to lunch at Freshwater caravan park, before repeating the process on the afternoon leg of the route. Easy, init?

No, actually. We always have more marker points than we have markers to man/woman them, which makes for interesting times for those left at the first six posts who have to squirt through to the later points once the group has passed and to be there before it comes down out of the hills. The key player is the back marker for whom everyone has to wait; if he/she is delayed the whole thing risks collapse. We do need the numbers; without them the event itself is jeopardised and with it the reputation of BWAM.

Thankfully those who like the event turn out year after year; it is a really good weekend. But naturally numbers fluctuate and every year we appeal to you all to come along. Everyone is welcome, members and associates alike and both days are suitable for pillions. If you can't make both days then given the choice the Sunday is best; bring waterproofs, sarnies and a flask of coffee and feast in the close up sight and sound of these lovely old singles at work in capable hands.

Saturday 5th October, 12 noon at Shell garage, Bere Regis, and/or

Sunday 6th October, 9.30 for 10am departure, again at Shell garage, Bere Regis.

  
It would be appreciated if Observers could refrain from running their Rides on the Sunday and to encourage Associates instead to come along and take part in this important event in the BWAM calendar. Better still, come with them. If you have any questions then please email us at thirtyfreckles@vn58von.co.uk. If you can commit then please let us know by the same means.

I'll post again nearer the day regarding the arrangements, which will be exactly as last year as they worked so well. For the moment, though, please give this serious consideration; it's a great weekend and acts as the BWAM October monthly ride.

Yvonne Moors and Pete Seymour



Social rides
No Social Ride in October due to BOB FOSTER RUN
13/10/2019   09.30
FOREST INN (BH22 9PH)

No Social Ride in October due to BOB FOSTER RUN

 

email: associates@bwam.org.uk


Club Nights
Club Night
21/10/2019   tbc
Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley Park Road, Wimborne, BH21 3DA


Social rides
Second Sunday Social Ride
10/11/2019   09.30
FOREST INN (BH22 9PH)

Details TBC.

email: associates@bwam.org.uk


Club Nights
Club Night
18/11/2019   tbc
Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley Park Road, Wimborne, BH21 3DA


Social rides
SATURDAY Social Ride
14/12/2019   09.30
FOREST INN (BH22 9PH)

SATURDAY    14    DECEMBER    -    Christmas Breakfast Run    -    Ride Leader: Jon Dunn

 

Details TBC.

email: associates@bwam.org.uk


Club Nights
Club Night
16/12/2019   tbc
Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley Park Road, Wimborne, BH21 3DA

Includes Chairman's Quiz !!



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